Bio-Diversity campaignBio-Diversity Campaign:Ending the current mass extinction of species! Bio-Diversity Matters!
The Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its Bio-Diversity Campaign which will be taking place throughout 2012 and aims to bring Bio-Diversity back up the agenda. P> It will undertake campaigning and international lobbying. The Stern Report showed that 40% of species will be extinct at the end of this century, representing the 5th Major Extinction of species of life on earth ever since the earth began, and all within one generation! This is not just immoral, its also dangerous as Bio- Diversity maintains the gass balance which allows us all to live on earth and provides a balance between Oxygen and carbon dio-oxide as important as other climate creating activities.
This entails an enormous Earthscale economic cost, and will damage eco-system services irreperably, already the Millenium Eco- system Assessment (2005) warned that 40 % of eco - systems services such as water, etc are being threatened.
The Institute also especially asserts the Intrinsic right for species to exist for themselves and for the other species that interact with them.
This campaign is has been well supported with Clive Hamilton, Oxford Universitys active wildlife specialist, John Stewart Chair of Transport 2000, Victor Anderson Senior Economist Sustainable Development Commission, Miriam Kennet, Director of the Green Economics Institute and Charles Secrett recent Chair Friends of the Earth International, and a rainforest campaigner.Yann Raineau Biologist from France, Soctrates, EU funded intern, all having been involved. We also have had on advisory and editorial boards such specialists as Tony Juniper current head of Friends of the Earth International, and a specialist in the rare Spix's Macaw, and Pam Berry the world specialist on habitat migration in botany and Russel Seymour IUCN Rhino conservation member. We will be campaigning and lobbying throughout the year. Please email for further details
- Permian mass extinction event
- REDDS Papua New GuineaREDDS - The Green Economics Institute believes that there is no alternative but life style changes -and these are going to have to come from the more developed countries.
- Bees and Biodiversity
- Carving up the CongoSave the congo rainforest from loggers
- Brian GoodwinPatterns of complexity
- IUCN Report 2007 Species extinctionIUCN